College Football Articles

The question hit Steve Taylor harder than just about any opposing linebacker ever had — and he was a running quarterback. His middle daughter, Skylar, a 17-year-old high school athlete and Nebraska football fan, needed a history lesson....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Championship ring
Alabama has won plenty of hardware since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide missed out on an opportunity to play for the national championship last year after a loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, but the 2014 team recorded an...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alabama has made it to November in control of its destiny in the SEC West every year since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007. Although the Crimson Tide have a difficult slate ahead of them in the first two months of the season, no one will...
Eron Jenkins
1 year ago
Isaiah Crowell
The Browns enter 2015 having changed offensive coordinators again, still searching for a real answer at quarterback and still trying to climb out of fourth place in the rugged AFC North. Though this year’s team should have better overall...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Alex Collins
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Big Ten in 2015: 513.2: Indiana yards per game with Nate SudfeldIn the five games that Sudfeld finished last year, the Hoosiers averaged 513.2 yards per game and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Will Muschamp
The scoreboard was still smoking in the wake of the highest-scoring Iron Bowl in history when Gus Malzahn made his decision. In reality, he had probably known what he had to do for a few weeks. No team closes a season by giving up at least 31...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Baylor’s non-conference scheduling has been criticized frequently over the last few years. But the Bears are doing their best to upgrade the schedule and are on talks to appear in Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) against a Pac-12 opponent...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
New Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen understands the task ahead of him in his first year in the Pac-12 Conference.  "It was, if not the best, one of the best conferences in the country [in 2014]," he said. "It’s...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Heading into the fourth year under head coach Urban Meyer's direction, things could not be looking brighter for Ohio State football. Virtually every media outlet has predicted Ohio State to be the favorite to win the 2015 national championship...
Chip Minnich
1 year ago
USC Trojans
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the SEC in 2015: 1.5: Alabama’s points per trip inside the 40 marginA measure of a team’s ability to finish drives on offense and stop drives on defense...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Everett Golson
Finding a dependable and productive starting quarterback is a huge challenge for all 128 college football coaches each season. While recruiting and developing a player is the easiest and preferred route, sometimes that plan doesn’t work...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Doughty
Conference USA has a bit of momentum after a 4-1 postseason last year. Last year C-USA's East Division featured Marshall, which was one game away from a perfect season. Key personnel losses will make a second run at perfection a tough task for...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Since their days in the youth football leagues of Miami, running backs Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby have been the subject of an ongoing debate: Who’s better? “Every game, people would argue,” says Cook’s brother,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Arizona Wildcats
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Georgia Bulldogs offensive line
The success of any college football offense starts in the trenches. Although the skill positions and quarterbacks get all of the attention, it’s the five players up front that set the tone for the rest of the offense. The SEC is never...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
David Gibbs
College football coordinators have a huge impact on their team in any season. And it’s no secret that hiring good coordinators and retaining them is critical to the long-term success of any head coach. Changing coordinators or a promotion of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC Atlantic was Florida State's playground last year, as the Seminoles dominated their way to an ACC title and a College Football Playoff berth. So which team is Florida State’s biggest threat this season? If you look at the Las...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Paul Chryst
Two of the biggest blindside hits fifth-year quarterback Joel Stave has absorbed during his career at Wisconsin occurred off the field. The first came in December 2012 when news broke that coach Bret Bielema was leaving the Badgers for...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The greatest coach in NFL history — the architect of the Green Bay Packers and the namesake of the league’s championship trophy — died 45 years ago this September. Though more than four decades have passed since Lombardi last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Anyone can have bad results at a lackluster college football program. Even Bear Bryant or Nick Saban might have trouble staying above water at a program in a bad recruiting era, little tradition and scant resources.However, it takes a unique...
David Fox
1 year ago
For Athlon Sports, the offseason is one of our favorite times of the year.Of course, we enjoy the season as much as any crazed college football fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare for the season,...
David Fox
1 year ago

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